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about what's happening overseas. that's what makes reporters like cnn's indispensable. a navy seal reservist has tracked pirates off the coast of indonesia, crawled through drug tunnels in mexico and journeyed to wherever the [bleep] this is >> if you want to know what's going on in the world, you actually have to get out into the world. you can't do it from behind a desk. >> reporter: what have you got coming up next? >> west africa. you have an entire government that's effectively being run by drug cartels from south america >> reporter: you can look forward to that story airing on cnn very soon. >> i'm not working at cnn anymore. cnn eliminated its entire investigative unit >> reporter: what? they've eliminated the department that i was working for where i was doing those international investigative reports >> reporter: cnn, the worldwide leader in news, has eliminated its investigative news department? >> yes. reporter: i'm just letting that sink in a second. it's taking a while. it's just going in. holy [bleep]. yet last spring cnn dismissed almost their entire special investi
of the sandy hook tragedy. >> and you will all be able to watch that on cnn. congress will have to approve the most controversial ideas in president obama's planses to cut gun violence. those are the same lawmakers that have trouble doing anything lately. dana bash joins us now from capitol hill. dana, how are you doing? >> reporter: i'm well. cnn's deidra walsh has learned that the obama administration intends to use the campaign infrastructure in order to galvanize support for the gun control measures he will formally announce tomorrow and talking to members of congress, even democrats, they are going to need it. noumpb, connecticut, is now represented by a freshman democrat determined to ban the weapons used to massacre her young constituents. >> it's my job to advocate for my community and all of these other communities. i'll be working with leadership to get the votes we need. >> reporter: but her burst of fresh energy to pass the new gun control proposals is already colliding with political reality. listen to how the democrat who runs the senate is. >> the numbers around the country,
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. local law officials say that race was not a factor. court documents obtained exclusively by cnn's drew griffin have opened a new window in the case. we are keeping him honest. from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. >>> welcome back. keeping them honest now. just over a year ago we told you about a horrific hate crime caught on tape, a group of white teens beating up an african-american man in a parking lot in jackson, mississippi. exclusive surveillance video was obtained by cnn that showed one of the teens backing up his pickup truck so he can actually drive over james anderson's battered body. the 47-year-old auto worker died. a federal investigation followed. the truck's driver, deryl deadmon, pleaded guilty to murder and admitted he was a part of white teens who drove around looking for black victims to beat up. the sixth member of the group pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes just this month. now 125 miles north of jackson, another african-american man has been killed by a white teenager in a car. this time no hate crime charges have been filed
for any congressional action. let's bring in our cnn white house correspondent brianna keilar. she's working the story for us. what are you hearing? >> reporter: wolf, i'm told that there is very much a sense in this meeting between vice president joe biden and advocates of gun control as well as those who have suffered gun violence themselves or lost loved ones to it that there was actually very much a sense that this was an opportunity to do something and they believe they have a bit of, i guess you could say, a mandate to do something because of poll numbers showing the public opinion has shifted in this. the news that the vice president made today was that the white house is looking to go it alone, at least in some ways as it chooses to tackle this problem. go it alone without congress' help and observers of this debate, as you know, have said that this is definitely a possibility but biden today confirmed that it's something the white house is pursing. here's what he said. >> i want to make it clear that we are not going to get caught up in the notion unless we can do everythi
armstrong tells oprah winfrey. >>> cnn newsroom" begins right now. >> sorry, soledad, good morning to you and hello everyone! stories we're watching, i was having an interesting conversation with my executive producer. >>> a ferocious football player bruised and battered by the shocking revelation the dying girlfriend he publicly mourned never existing. >>> cheating, businessmen, sports stars, celebrities even your own kids may be doing it. sure people get caught like tiger woods. >> i was unfaithful. i had affairs. i cheated. >> but will we ever learn our lesson? today we're looking at why we cheat. >>> behaving like a king, that's how senator rand paul described president obama who signed 19 executive actions on gun control. we'll tell you what else paul is saying, plus this. >>> it's going to be like that, huh? ahh, someone wants to play. >> just trying to keep one the old guy, you snow. >> dude, is that your real hair? >> rory and tiger joking on the set but the joke is on you. they weren't even together for this new nike ad. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning, thank you so much
militants. u.s. government officials tell cnn that may not necessarily, though be the case. let's get straight to our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence working this story for us. chris, be what is the very latest that you're hearing? >> wolf, the latest that we're getting from u.s. officials is that some americans may have escaped but some may still be held by those hostage takers and they are still seeing signs perhaps of some intermittent fighting suggesting that perhaps this isn't over yet. as the hostage situation stretched to a second day, u.s. officials scrambled to find a resolution and determine the state of the americans still in militant hands. >> this incident will be resolved, we hope with a minimum loss of life. but when you deal with these relentless terrorists, life is not in any way precious to them. >> americans and other western workers were on as about when multiple militants attacked. the militants took hostage at this gas plant heavily armed with rocket grenades and forced some hostages to wear explosive vests. the militants may have t
with spending cuts. let's go live to cnn white house correspondent brianna keilar. >> reporter: president obama stating very clearly today that he will not negotiate deficit reduction, tax increases and spending cuts attached to the debt ceiling. this of course does follow that bruising battle the year before last, where he did negotiate on the issue, and the u.s. nearly went to the brink of default. he said that congress has to pay the bills that it's already racked up. >> you don't go out to dinner and then, you know, eat all you want and then leave without paying the check. and if you do, you're breaking the law. and congress should think about it the same way that the american people do. you don't -- now, if congress want, to have a debate about maybe we shouldn't go out to dinner next time, maybe we should go to a more modest restaurant, that's fine. that's the debate that we should have. >> reporter: in this press conference that was called last minute in the east room, president obama said he will negotiate a deal on deficit reduction but not, as he put it, quote, with a gun to the head
interview with lance armstrong. he's supposed to admit to doping. cnn news room continues with drew in for don lemon. have a great weekend. >>> you are in the cnn news room. i'm drew griffin in for john lemon. a political wound may be reopened in egypt. hosni mubarak won his appeal and is going to get a new trial. an egyptian court overturned his life sentence for his role in killing protesters. mubarak supporters cheered in court when the decision came down. mubarak will remain in custody until the new trial begins. the next court date, likely in april. >>> new allegations of gang rapes sparking outrage again in india. seven men gang raped a woman this weekend. the victim, a 29-year-old woman says she was riding a bus home friday when she was attacked. >> they threatened me with a sharp weapon. they kept me confined all through the night and forced me to do what they wanted. >> police are searching for a seventh suspect. a 23-year-old indian woman died from injuries after she was gang raped on a bus. this is belfast in northern ireland, protesters throwing bottles and rocks. police
the country. you want to stay with cnn for complete coverage of the one month anniversary of the school shooting in newtown, connecticut. tonight anderson is going to be live from here with "ac 360" at 8:00 p.m. eastern time. up next, carol costello. >> good morning, soledad. >>> stories we're watching in the newsroom. taking control of the gun industry in a sweetheart deal that may shock you. one outraged law maker explains in an exclusive interview. >>> he says he's still a republican, but colin powell had sharp words about the current state of his political party. >> a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party. >> so what did powell mean by that, and what does he think the gop needs to do to be relevant in the future? we'll tell you. >>> riding toward redemption, or hitting a lawsuit pothole. lance armstrong reportedly considers confessing before talking to oprah winfrey. plus this. >>> "the hunger games" was one of the biggest films of the year and also what i call the six weeks it took me to get in this dress. >> ang lee has been nominated for best director for "life of p
's the big picture goal? in an interview with cnn's erin burnett in afghanistan, defense secretary said terrorists have to be defeated, not decimated. >> i think that you can reach a point where you so significantly weaken al qaeda that, you know, although there may be a few people around, they won't be able to be conduct the operations that they've conducted in the past. >> chris lawrence joins us the pentagon. good to see you, chris. former senator chuck hagel, of course, just nominated for secretary of defense, he would be part of this pull-out. he's a guy that was not in favor of the troop surge, has a controversial side to him in that regard. what do we expect from him? >> reporter: basically, michael, wasn't in favor of the surge in iraq, not quite so critical of the surge in afghanistan. it's a big difference. on the surge in iraq, he called it one of the biggest foren policy blunders since vietnam. chuck hagel was part of the planning for the afghanistan surge under president obama. he consulted with the president's national security adviser and when he gave a speech shortly aft
. >> great to hear people talking together. we are out of time. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins now. hey carol, good morning. >> hi, soledad. stories in "the newsroom" a young hostage taken underground to a bunker. >>> killer violent storms on the move, at least one person is reported dead in nashville, tornado warnings popping up across the southeast, the entire east coast could soon be in the danger zone. >>> ray lewis, reverend ray? people call him reverend ray? >> yes. >> does he it he serve that title? >> he does, he's a jacklegged preacher without a license, no bible college but it's just in him. he can't help it. >> we talked to the pastor who put lewis on the road to redempti redemption. >>> toyota hits the breaks. automakeer announcing a massive recall for two popular models. find out if your car is at risk. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning and thank you for joining us. i'm carol costello, on the same day a senate committee looks at the problem of gun violence in the united states, police work around the clock to save a 6-year-old boy held hostage by a man with a gun
with them as well. a quick reminder, you can always check out any interviews on this show at cnn.com/brooke. and now wolf blitzer in washington. hey, wolf. >>> brooke, thank you very much. dramatic new developments in the accelerating debate on guns and gun control. gabrielle giffords and nra are making their voices heard in new ways. >>> also, egypt's new president joins me to talk about tahrir square. a one-time symbol of hope is now dirty and oppressive. >>> plus, a mystery that started with a winning lottery ticket and ended with a deadly poisoning. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with this afternoon's announcement that the national rifle association is joining the white house in the discussion of gun violence in america. a representative will meet with vice president biden this week. what will they be doing? lisa sylvester is walking into "the situation room" right now. you've been doing some reporting, lisa. what is the very latest? >> wolf, leaders from both the private and public sectors are offering specific proposals on gun control, all si
, a brave young woman. only 15 years old. that does it for me. brooke baldwin is continuing with "cnn newsroom." >>> winter to spring, in a matter of hours you'll hear the real reason behind this wild weather. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. nightmare on the school bus. we'll take you inside the hostage situation involving a child and an underground bunker. >>> plus, deja vu. >> what we're talking about is a weapon crafted for war. >> honest people use a gun in this country to defend themselves from criminals the system will not control. >> from the '90s to now. two familiar opponents, once again, battle over guns. >>> and the most expensive home for sale in america has a very famous neighbor. we'll take you inside. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> hi, everybody. i'm brooke baldwin. let's begin with this breaking news. several states right now on alert as storms are ripping across the country with a lot of video to get to. i want to begin in georgia where we are getting reports that people are trapped inside their homes after this tornado touched down. watch this. >> tornado rig
't know how interested he would be in competing at that age. >> cnn's calls to armstrong's attorneys for response to the usa today report have gone unanswered. cnn atlanta. >> all right, nick, people railroad hunting pythons in florida today, including john, he will tell us why the state is holding a month-long contest to kill the reptiles. list of almost two thousand corporate partners - companies like microsoft, american red cross and adobe - to create options for you. not only that, we're using what we learn from these partners to shape our curriculum, so that when you find the job you want you'll be a perfect fit. let's get to work. because for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise, alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. let's fight fat with alli. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you
" question. cnn "newsroom" continues right now. >>> thank you so much. happy new year to you, my friend. nice to see your shining face. hello, everyone. i'm ashleigh banfield. one, a vietnam war hero and two-term gop senator and the other, a veteran of the spy war who is found a niche in west wing politics. two hours from now, chuck hagel seen here on the left and john brennan seen there at the podium on the right, they're going to stand with president obama at the white house to accept his nomination for defense secretary and cia director respectively. neither choice is a shock and neither is likely to have an easy go at the senate confirmation process because you know that's coming up. joining me now with the sin sights on this and the expert e expertise, gloria borger and chief national correspondent john king. in the interest of the new year's resolution to be positive, let's start with the pros, gloria borger. let's go over the list with chuck hagel as the starting point. he's a war hero. and he has two purple hearts from vietnam serving alongside of his brother. each of them saving eac
is dropping the proposal but the white house says that's not so. an administration spokesman told cnn avoiding this issue because it's been politically difficult in the past is not an option. that's despite what will be fierce opposition from the nation's top gun lobby, the national rifle association. >> i do not think there's going to be a ban on assault weapons passed by the congress. >> the nra plans an aggressive campaign and can point to what happened in 1994 when president bill clinton signed the last assault weapons ban into law. democrats lost both houses of congress to republicans. >> these become the only republican candidate in indiana with an f rating from the nra. >> last year the nra proved it was willing to go after the gop as well, running this ad against dick lugar. the white house appears to be prepared for the fight to come. after biden spent days meeting with interest groups, the latest being video game makers, the vice president doesn't seem to be in the mood to take on the entertainment industry. >> are democrats as nervous about the nra as they used to be? >> no, they ar
old dominion. that does look like a lion. >>> next hour, "cnn newsroom" >>> next hour, "cnn newsroom" starts now. isurprise...it's eating less. to losing weight. i'm hungry just thinking about it. thank goodness for new slimful. one delicious, 90-calorie slimful and a glass of water, like before dinner, helps keep me satisfied for hours. so instead of this much, i only need this much. and slimful tastso good... i don't even miss dessert. slimful and a glass of water... eating less is a beautiful thing. >>> stories we are watching in the "newsroom." the nation's flu out break grows. one city declares an emergency. what you need to know in this scary flu season. plus this. >> the president is going to act. executive orders and action can be taken. >> that has conservatives and gun owners in an uproar. what power does the president really have? >>> from magazine covers to morning television, you can't seem to get away from chris christie. is it all part of a push towards pennsylvania avenue in 2016? >>> "playbook," that movie could go all the way to oscar. we are taking a look at movies
on homosexuality that he preached in the 1990s. cnn's belief blog is on the phone with me now and eric, this is all over something he said what, 20 years ago? >> at least. mid 90s is when he preached this sermon. it's important to point out that a lot of people were upset when this sermon first circulated earlier in the week and pointed out he thought homosexuality was a sin and something that keeps people from god and comes short of the mark of god's best plan for people's life were some of the words from that sermon and he thought people could change their behaviors and attitudes about homosexuality through coming to jesus. that's a fairly common or a boiler plate mainstream evangelical in the 1990s when he delivered that. since then we have seen a number of shifts on their position and go more towards the position that said orientation is not something you choose. however, we have drew his acceptance of the president's invitation of the benediction. he for the last decade or so has been one of the biggest voices on endying global slavery at least in the christian community and didn't want it to
in the "cnn newsroom." how about good news? we've got some. we'll start with that regarding the flu. despite warnings we are facing an em ep dymmek, the situation may be starting to improve. the cdc is releasing new numbers that show high numbers at least declining in parts of the country. but it is still it, under line this still a very dangerous situation with widespread activity now reported in 48 states. the cdc's latest count shows 20 children have died across the country. we'll have a live report. >>> moving on, it could be one of the most shocking admissions in sports history. "usa today" reporting that cycling superstar lance armstrong will admit to doping in an upcoming interview with oprah winfrey. >> the evidence came out against him, a massive file of evidence came out against him in october. and then in the three months since then, he's been keeping a pretty low profile. and i think he's been deciding what to do about it. he's kind of cornered himself because for many years now, he's strenuously denied these doping allegations and with all the evidence that's come out against hi
. that's it for me. "cnn newsroom" continues with brooke baldwin. >>> two brothers about to go blind decide to end their lives together. but it is what doctors do next that is stirring up the debate over the right to die. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. >>> guns, ammo, and the white house. find out what advice vice president joe biden gave his boss. >>> plus, critics pounce on coca-cola's new obesity ad. how scared is one of the world's most popular brands about soda bans? >>> and -- >> he's got to crawl over a lot of broken glass. >> -- after getting lance armstrong to confess, oprah says the cyclist didn't come clean in the manner she expected. >>> i'm brooke baldwin. good to see you. we have got some developing news now out of the white house. let me tell you what we know here. we know the vice president, joe biden, has just briefed the president on his gun violence package. and within this past hour, the white house announced a formal unveiling tomorrow. tomorrow, just before noon, we're hearing the white house planned to curb gun violence post sandy hook. want to go quickly
for comment. but online, folks were rooting for the fish. give that tarpin a hand. jeanne moos, cnn. >> oh, man. >> so many things we could say. that is how we will end the show today. >> remember, follow what's going on in "the situation room" on twitter. just tweet me at joejohnscnn. >> that is all for us this evening. thank you so much for joining us. "outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next congress about to vote on a relief bill for victims of super storm sandy. a republican representative who will vote against the relief tells us why in just a moment. >>> plus, france tripling the number of troops the country is sending to mali. what does this mean for america's role in that fight? >>> and an "outfront" investigation into a booming business, birth tourism. foreign women giving birth in the united states so their kids will be citizens, but this time, we're not talking about people south of the border. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, the battle over super storm sandy. so the house of representatives is going to vote tonight, really j
're in the cnn newsroom, i'm drew griffin in for don lemon tonight. this will be a pivotal week in the political battle between those who want stricter gun control laws and those fighting to protect the right to own guns in the united states. on tuesday, the vice president and his task force will send gun violence recommendations to the oval office. both sides bracing for a fight. we have more on this story in a moment. but first, police in san diego were forced to shoot a man with a gun who ran inside a movie theater. the officers reen spoding to a domestic disturbance call yesterday when they chased the armed suspect into a crowded theater. moviegoers poured out. officers shot the suspect who survived, but is in critical condition tonight. >>> american troops help france in an attempt to rescue a french intelligence agent. president obama today detailed the u.s. involvement in the mission, which was friday night. he said, u.s. troops led to what he called limited technical support and made american aircraft available if needed. the mission failed. the captured agent was not rescued and the fre
and twitter, cnnbottomline. i'm christine romans. "cnn saturday morning" continues right now. >>> it could be the most stunning confession in cycling history. the real reason lance armstrong is sitting down with oprah. >>> what will the white house decide when it comes to gun control? all morning long we'll put the proposals and pushback in focus. >>> they're the men behind "chicago," "hairspray," and now hollywood's biggest night. our exclusive interview with the producers of the oscars. >>> good morning, everyone, i'm randi kaye. it is 10:00 on the east coast, 7:00 a.m. on the west. glad you're with us. we begin with lance armstrong and the expected big admission. the "usa today" reports that armstrong will sit down with oprah on monday and spill the beans. he's expected to admit that he used performance enhancing drugs. joining me now is dave shields, author of "the tour." a back about competitive cycling and be the tour de france. dave, good morning. so i guess the question is, what does he have to gain by adm admitting this now if he goes ahead with it? >> i think that probably he's -
to swim into open waters. and that is it for me here. i'm brooke baldwin at the cnn headquarters in atlanta. check out my blog for all of the latest interviews. now we send you to washington. cnn's "the situation room" with wolf start right now. >>> brooke, thanks. president obama as the president's inner circle. also, the fierce spread of the flu across the united states and now a shortage of a critical medicine used to treat it. >>> plus, prominent voices lending support to an unlikely idea of a trillion dollar coin. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> judgment, integrity, and friendship all cited by president obama as he nominated his chief of staff, jack lew, to be the next treasury secretary but the announcement is drawing attention to the makeup of the president's second-term cabinet. it's on track to be dominated by men. our white house correspondent brianna keilar is joining us from the white house. what is the white house saying about all of this? >> reporter: wolf, the white house has been asked about this quite a bit. white house press secretary jay c
're in "the situation room." >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> let's get to the breaking news. a deadly terrorist attack on a gas field in eastern algeria near the libyan border. some of the more than 40 hostages seized have been released but a number of them are still being held, including americans. the state department confirms those americans are affiliated with the oil giant bp. let's bring in elise labott. the latest information you're getting is what? >> well, at first these assailants, these affiliated-al qaeda militants tried to storm a bus, these bp employees headed for an air field in nearby eastern algeria, that was not successful. then they stormed the compound of this living -- the living quarters of this air field and they took about 40 hostages. we understand that about seven americans -- we're not sure. it could be a little bit more, a little less -- are being held as well as britain, japan, norway, and ir labd. >> do we know who these americans are, what they were doing there precisely? >> they were all working in some capacity for bp. it's a very remote area and that'
of performance-enhancing drugs. first reported by sports illustrated. cnn not yet able to confirm that report. independently, we are bringing it to you because ray lewis has addressed the allegation two times. thank you for watching this very busy edition of "newsroom." "newsroom international" starts now. >>> welcome to "newsroom international." we are taking you around the world in 60 minutes. here's what's going on now. the debate over gun violence taking an emotional turn on capitol hill. a senate committee hears testimony from former congresswoman gabrielle giffords who was shot in the head in 2011. she struggled with speech because of lingering effects of the shooting. she's determined to speak out. >> this is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for democrats and republicans. speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now. you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> you see
of you. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello right now. >>> condition critical, hospitals take emergency measures to deal with a severe strain of flu and overflow of patients. plus -- >> shoot him again, shoot him. oh, no. >> moments of terror, a hero mother on the phone with her husband, while a burglar hunts down her family. hear the 911 tape as she hides in the attic with her 9-year-old twins. >>> breaking his silence, lance armstrong agreeing to sit down with oprah winfrey. the downfall and the doping accusations, will we hear a confession from the once cycling great? >>> and he climbed all the way to the top of a storm-soaked roller coaster to plant an american flag. later you'll hear why he did it and what happened to him. "newsroom" starts now. good morning to you, thank you so much for being with us. i'm carols cou s coulcostello. we begin with a story that might be in your home, you don't know it or not, the outbreak of the flu, this year exceptionally early and unusually rampant. at least 43 states reports widespread cases and hospitals are starting to feel the strain, in chica
stories we're following right now the cnn news room. tomorrow marks one month since the sandy hook massacre. a horrifying event that galvanized nationwide calls for greater regulation of firearms. now on tuesday, vice president joe biden is expected to present his recommendations to president obama on how to reduce gun violence. university background checks, restrictions on ammunition magazines and a ban on assault rifles will be among those proposals. new york's senator chuck schumer went further, asking retailers to stop selling military-style assault guns. >> i'm urging our country's major gun retailers like walmart and sports authority, to suspend sales of modern assault-style weapons until congress is able to fully consider and vote on legislation to curb gun violence. >> and then on the flip side. gun shows are thriving. the national rifle association says its membership swelled by 100,000 since the sandy hook shooting. saying that the gun control debate in washington is behind it. nra president david keene tells cnn he doubts congress will do anything. >> one of the things t
cnn host piers morgan. that's it for me now. brooke baldwin continues on "cnn newsroom." >>> as reaction pours in on the president's gun proposal, we aren't going to tell you what is illegal. we will show you what's illegal. you'll hear it straight from a gun dealer. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. they lived a middle class life, going to work, playing tennis. but behind closed doors they were sleeper spies, delivering secrets for cash. >>> plus, the jet of the future grounded. why dreamliners' new problem leads to a drastic move. >>> and -- >> just devastating. i think the whole town is probably just mortified about it. >> a dad and his two young sons go hiking. but never come home. you'll hear what happened in their last 24 hours. >>> hello, i'm brooke baldwin. good to be with you. it is a fight he shied away from in his first term of office. as of this afternoon, gun control is back near the top of president barack obama's agenda. 33 days since the shocking carnage at sandy hook elementary school. the president is calling the nation to action. he says protecting
, and 180 guns confiscated off the streets. ted rolands, cnn, chicago. >>> some breaking news to report on our lead story, this morning's shooting at a high school in kern county. just moments ago, the local sheriff spoke to reporters about what might have motivated the 16-year-old alleged shooter. he says the student felt bullied by his alleged target. he said the teen will eventually be charged with attempted murder. >>> we have more breaking news. the flu crossing the epidemic threshold. that according to an official with the national institutes of health. we talked to dr. sanjay gupta about the high death toll expected. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else comes standard at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? isurprise...it's eating less. to losing weight. i'm hungry just thinking about it. thank goodness for new slimful. one delicious,
. their thinking is crazy and skewed. i'm carol costello. thank you for joining me today. cnn newsroom continues with ashleigh banfield. >>> actually one month after president obama vowed to use "whatever power his office holds to prevent more tragedies like newtown" he is about to say exactly what that means. in a little less than an hour he'll take the wraps off a series of proposals that go beyond gun control. he's expected to push for a new ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammo clips. he wants to close the so-called gun show loophole, that involving the background checks. but he's also expected to talk about other things like mental health car health care and boosting school security. he will be joined by his vice president, joe biden who compiled these ideas after talks with various stakeholders. and for good measure they invited along some of the children who wrote them after the massacre at sandy hook. cnn's special live coverage begins at 45 minutes past the hour. while we wait for the president to address us on these issues, i wanted to bring in our white house correspondent, da
. >>> better news this morning about the flu. cnn's elizabeth cohen got a look at new numbers out from the cdc, numbers set to officially be released later today. the number of cases are actually down with 24 states reporting high levels of flu last week, compared to 29 the week before. however, there were two more pediatric deaths, bringing the total to 20 and by pediatric deaths we mean children of course. in chicago, flu patients are overwhelming the city's already strained hospitals though with still quite the outbreak there. here's cnn's ted rowlands. >> no nausea at this point. >> reporter: deborah cross started feeling sick on monday, three days later she ended up in the emergency room at cook county hospital in chicago, where it was so busy, she had to wait four hours to be seen. >> decided to be safe and come here make sure that everything was okay. >> reporter: several hospitals in chicago this week were forced to reject patients for several hours because of so many flu cases. on monday, 11 different hospitals in the chicago area couldn't handle any more patients. non-life-threatenin
of movies that are being made? nischelle turner, cnn, hollywood. >> let's hope the conversation is just beginning. that's it for me. "cnn newsroom" continues now with brooke baldwin. >>> as i speak, andrew cuomo is introducing what is being called one of the toughest gun control laws in the entire country but will it work? i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. >>> when celebrities want to confess, they usually go to oprah. so will lance armstrong, is this the plan? >>> plus, the political future of hugo chavez on the brink. >>> and in one county, police don't have enough ammunition because of a run on bullets. one distributor says, he has never seen it so bad. >>> good to see you here. i'm brooke baldwin. beating the president to the punch, new york's governor is getting ready to propose sweeping gun control laws. here he is, andrew cuomo, governor of new york, waiting for him, i should say, that wasn't him there, using the state of the state address to push for, supporters say, some of the toughest gun restrictions in the whole country. so here's just some of what we're anticipating the
>>> welcome back to "cnn newsroom." we're watching the president's nomination of two key national security positions. just moments ago the president nominated chuck hagel, the former republican senator from nebraska to be the next secretary of defense, succeeding leon panetta, and he nominated john brennan, counterterrorism homeland security adviser in the white house to be the next director of the cia, succeeding the acting director, mike morell, who took over in november when john david petraeus stepped down following an extramarital affair with his biographer. the president made it clear he wants the senate to confirm these nominations quickly, especially chuck hagel, because there has been some controversy over the nominee. listen to the president. >> chuck recognizes that american leadership is indispensable in a dangerous world. i saw this in our travels together across the middle east. he understands that america stands strongest when we stand with allies. and with friends. as a successful businessman, he also knows that even as we may tough fiscal choices, we have to do so
: the only way they can make their presence felt is with rocks. ben wedeman, cnn, cairo. >> here's more of what we are working on for this hour of "newsroom international." devastation and mass evacuations as floods rip across australia. >>> a mexican sex cult now busted after women are allegedly forced into hard labor and prostitution by a man who told his followers he was jesus christ. [ loud party sounds ] hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. nine grams protein. zero fat. that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision g
with cnn pentagon correspondent, chris lawrence. obviously, this has been developing throughout the day. we have been struggling to chase this down and get the details. the u.s. government says it is taking the lead on the hostage situation. what is it doing to make sure the americans who are being held hostage are safe? >> erin, the first thing they did was to get some satellite surveillance over that area which means that the fbi can now monitor to some extent what is happening on the grown. the next thing the u.s. military did was upgrade the readiness sat tus of the so-called commander's in extremists force, the small lethal counter terrorism force that u.s. african command did not have when that was attacked in benghazi libya. it was stood up and allows african command to have a ready to go special operations team dedicated to hostage rescue and counter terrorism. this team we're told was already on its way to senegal to be in place for any potential missions that might come up with mali. they have been diverted in an undisclosed location. they don't have any orders to go yet. a defens
symptoms before you, says cnn money tech reporter laurie siegel. >> evidence of sneezes, vomiting. ridiculous. >> ridiculous, but fun. >> erica. >> but instead of pointing the finger, point the needle. tv people are quick to bear arms, allowing their own arms to be shot while getting a flu shot. from cnn's anderson cooper. >> the light is glaring off your white arms. >> to the executive producer of the ellen show. >> ow. >> the award for most infectious may go to jennifer lawrence. those little flu shot whimpers are kind of infectious, too. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> should have had it long ago. >> every time i see somebody, it makes me cringe when they're getting the flu shot. anyway, get your flu shots. >> that does it for us. follow us on twitter. tweet me, joe johns. >> and me at kate bolduan. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >> "outfront" next, war in mali. leon panetta says america will have a role in the fight. >> plus, president obama holds a news conference and practically dares republicans to shut down the government. >> and another brutal and horrific and b
cnn that the president will push for a new assault weapons ban assuming it's passed, do you think it would work? lou? >> i'm sorry. i apologize. i was dozing on you. i do not believe the assault rifle ban is going to have any dramatic impact on the violent crimes in our country. it's interesting this young lady from illinois would probably be aware that in chicago where you basically have no access to firearms, they have shootings at epidemic proportions. passing more gun laws isn't going to fix the problem. they need to put an immense amount of concentration into enforcement. >> congresswoman, you want to respond to that? >> yes. the conventional wisdom is now that the national rifle association, if they oppose a piece of legislation, that it's doomed. but there's a new reality in this country. and the debate has been transformed by the faces that everyone saw of those little children who were killed as sandy hook school. and made people think, do we really need these kinds of weapons where people can go into a classroom and in less than a minute destroy the lives of these beauti
? >> doing all right. >> an administration source tells cnn that the president will push for a new assault weapons ban assuming it's passed, do you think it would work? lou? >> i'm sorry. i apologize. i was dozing on you. i do not believe the assault rifle ban is going to have any dramatic impact on the violent crimes in our country. it's interesting this young lady from illinois would probably be aware that in chicago where you basically have no access to firearms, they have shootings at epidemic proportions. passing more gun laws isn't going to fix the problem. they need to put an immense amount of concentration into enforcement. >> congresswoman, you want to respond to that? >> yes. the conventional wisdom is now that the national rifle association, if they oppose a piece of legislation, that it's doomed. but there's a new reality in this country. and the debate has been transformed by the faces that everyone saw of those little children who were killed at sandy hook school. and made people think, do we really need these kinds of weapons where people can go into a classroom and in less
already seen more than 50 shootings, 14 homicides, and 180 guns confiscated off the streets. cnn, chicago. >> breaking news right now to report on the lead story of a shooting at a high school in kern county two hours north of los angeles. they spoke to reports about what may have motivated the shooter. the student felt bullied by the alleged target and said the boy planned the shooting the night before and used a gun taken from his home. the teen will be charged with attempted murder. more breaking news. the flu crossing the epidemic threshold according to an official with the national institutes of health. we will talk to sanjay gupta about the high death hole expected. [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get straightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. ya. alrig
? >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> got a lot of free time, that guy. >> you always say that when people do funny things. >> people do a lot of crazy things. >> not stupid, it was funny. >> that's it for us. thanks for joining us. "erin burnett outfront" starts right thousand. . >>> o"outfront" next, another school shooting. officials say a 16-year-old student entered a classroom with a shotgun and opened fire. >>> plus, is estrogen the answer for obama or are more women more problems. >>> and there is a flu epidemic in america, so why are hospitals overwhelmed, turning people away and not prepared. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, a school shooting. officials say a 16-year-old student armed with a shotgun entered a high school classroom in rural california today and opened fire. they say one student he shot is in critical condition tonight. he shot at a second student, but missed. the 16-year-old shooter is in police custody at this hour. our kyung lah is outside taft high school in taft, california. it's about 120 miles north
, happy birthday, christine. >> yeah! >> we wrap it up and be back here tomorrow morning of course. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. see you now everybody. >> hi soledad and happy birthday christine. stories we're watching right now in the newsroom, trapped by rising water, rescuers in maryland struggle to save stranded drivers. the storm system they say killed two in the south. >> reporter: in adairsville you can see to the right of the funnel some of the debris coming up, this is only about a quarter mile from our location here on highway 41 near i-75. >> this same weather system pushing to the northeast. >>> day three of a dangerous standoff, a 5-year-old boy still held hostage in an underground bunker. we're learning new details about the man who took him. neighbors say he's a survivalist with anti-american views. >>> short supply, the gun debate has people across the country looking to stock up, but now one retailer, and that would be walmart, limits how much ammunition they can buy. >>> and the brothers harbaugh have one final score to settle. >> well, you know,
's it for me. i'm brooke baldwin here at the cnn headquarters in atlanta. let's go to wolf blitzer in washington. wolf. >> brooke, thanks very much. >>> happening now, president obama nominates chuck hagel to run the pentagon. calling him a leader our troops deserve. hagel's critics call him profoundly wrong on national security. also, we have new details about a horrifying night in colorado. a police officer cries as he describes a theater floor slippery with blood. >>> plus, a first look at proposed regulations that have would-be gun owners racing right now to buy guns. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we begin with president obama setting the stage for a new fight here in washington. this time, other the national security team for his second term. the president's nominating the former senator chuck hagel, a republican, for defense secretary, and his counterterrorism adviser john brennan to direct the cia. at least one critic calls the hagel nomination an "in your face" pick. let's bring in our white house corresponde
" tomorrow, congresswoman tammy duckworth will join us. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello joins us right now. >>> stories in "the newsroom" lance armstrong reportedly admits to oprah he cheated and that may not be the most painful part of his confession. >>> veterans wanted. walmart has a new plan that could give thousands of veterans a job. >>> plus this -- >> for over 125 years we've been bringing people together. today we'd like people to come together on something that concerns all of us, obesity, the long-term health of our families and the country is at stake. >> coca-cola is pushed to reduce obesity, a commercial aimed at ending the issue of this generation. is it really damage control as some critics are charging? >>> facebook is revealing a big secret. the only view is on the invitation to the media, come see what we're building. what it might be, in a bit. plus. >>> it's going to be like that, huh? ahh, someone wants to play. >> trying to keep up with the old guy. >> is that your real hair? >> a new nike face to the stroke of $250 million. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning, t
. john berman, ooh! for the first time, "i'm interested." >> we had ben cardin today. >> c cnn newsroom" with carol costello is here right now. >>> gabrielle giffords, the nation marvelled from a gunman's killing spree. today she launches a new fight for stricter gun laws >>> million-dollar mystery an illinois man suddenly dies after winning the lottery but after toxicology tests show he was poisoned there are new questions this morning, who killed farush kan? >>> alabama rolls to its third bcs tight until four years but it was announcing brent mu mussberger's comments making news this morning. ♪ let's dance, put on your red shirt and dance the blue ♪ >> bowie's back and it's his birthday, ziggy stardust celebrated giving his fans a new song from his new album. ♪ let's dance, while color lights up your face ♪ >> good morning to you. thank you so much for joining me, i'm carol costello. we begin with a debate over gun control and new efforts to force stricter laws. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords launching an online campaign to raise funds and public support. she's unveil
the warm weather, but we need to see if that's a good thing or not. cnn newsroom continues with brooke baldwin. >> brand-new developments in the terrorist attacks with the american hostages. what happened on the chaotic moments on the ground. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. it's bizarre and surreal and it's a mystery without answers. notre dame investigating the fake girlfriend of one of the players. an underworld boss known as grand dad is killed boy a sniper's bullet. pacino as paterno. it will include the scandal that took down the penn state legend? i'm brooke baldwin and you are watching cnn. let's begin with the unfolding crisis in algeria. americans are among those being held by islamic extremists at the oil field. there report that is the hostages here have been freed in the operation by the algerian army. >> one they can dam in the strongest terms a terrorist attack on bp, personnel and facilities in algeria. they are in contact with algerian authorities and the international partners as well as with bp's security office in london. the best we have at this time indicates
the news like i am. [ laughter ] case in point, my guest tonight cnn host and matthew perry in anaphylactic shock, piers morgan. [ laughter ] folks, when it comes to gun rights, like all englishmen, he drives on the wrong side of the barrel. 1010 americans a year are hit by gunfire or killed or wounded. you have to wake up and smell the coffee. at what point do you gunny lobby guys want say we get it. it's time to change. >> stephen: calm down, peers! what experience does this union jack-off have with guns? their police don't even carry them. [ laughter ] if you want to have a debate about whistle control, i'm all ears. [ laughter ] but piers isn't interested in having a productive discussion. look at the way he ignores his guest radio host, gun advocate, and conspiracy sommelier alex jones' and his perfectly reasonable questions. >> how many gun murders were there in britain? >> how many great white sharks kill people every year but they're scared to swim? >> how many gun murders were there in britain last year? >> how many chimpanzees can dance on the head of a pin? >> stephen: yes, answe
continues. cnn new york. >> and the debate is growing, vice president joe biden meets tomorrow with the nra, gabrielle giffords and her husband, kelly, both gun owners setting up a lobby group to press for new laws. the toughest ban in the nation, is sparking protests from the gun advocacy groups. more on the perspective from margaret hoover, and peter barnyardt, it is different seeing these reports and two different incidents. it is sort of a rorschach test, it is a tough debate on how this task force is. >> the first story was about a police officer, she happened to be not on duty. she was a police officer, no one disagrees that police officers should have guns, and she said her training kicked in. i bet you guys looked long and hard for a story like that. but the one you saw doesn't do any damage to the pro-gun argument, bank ecause it was a police officer, they don't argue that a police officer should not be armed. the second one is the actual situation that you get when you have lots and lots of individuals running around trying to play vigilante. >> it is interesting, there were other
it back? a source tells cnn, president obama will nominate white house chief of staff to succeed timothy geithner. >>> a hero's welcome for a suspected terrorist. the only person jailed in connection with last september's deadly attack in benghazi is now free. and there is new video we want to show you. so this is his release. authorities released him. it's been posted on facebook. he was greeted by what we are told, members of the militant group ansar al sharia, who welcomed and embraced him. brian todd is "outfront." what more can you tell us about this video? >> the timing of its release is curious here. we're trying to figure why it was released this week because this week, this man was released in tunisa. he is the only known suspect in relation to the attack. he's a tunisian man, the tunisians released him from custody this week, citing a lack of evidence. lo and behold, after his release, this video you mentioned is posted on a facebook page of that group. now, that group as you said, is a known militant group. you see the people there greeting him and there is a translated piece
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